Tupac, Alanis, Jewel, Braxton Win At AMAs
Jan. 28 [8:00 EST] -- Only Alanis Morissette and Toni
Braxton walked away from Monday night's American Music Awards
in Los Angeles with more then one trophy as each singer came
away with two statuettes each. Meanwhile, Mariah Carey was
shut out of the winners' circle, despite five nominations.
Morissette was named "Favorite Female Artist -
Pop/Rock" and her "Jagged Little Pill" was
voted "Favorite Album - Pop/Rock," while Braxton
took home honors for "Favorite Female Artist -
Soul/Rhythm & Blues" and "Favorite Album -
Soul/Rhythm & Blues" for her "Secrets."
Monday night's AMAs spread the wealth to many artists and
offered up few surprises. Late rapper Tuapc Shakur was named
"Favorite Artist - Rap/Hip Hop," Smashing Pumpkins
picked up and award for "Favorite Artist -
Alternative," and Metallica were voted "Favorite
Artist - Metal/Hard Rock."
Perhaps the only real surprises of the evening were the
omission of fan favorites No Doubt and the Fugees from the
ranks of the victorious. Jewel edged No Doubt for the
"Favorite New Artist - Pop/Rock" crown, providing
one of the night's few touching moments.
"I went from living in a car to being here today.
Don't ever lose hope ... it works," said the 22-year-old
Alaskan singer, whose full name is Jewel Kilcher.
The ceremony's performances packed a heavier wallop than
usual, with appearances by Metallica, Bush, and the
recently-reformed Motley Crue (who dusted off their 1983
nugget "Shout At The Devil").
Artists who walked away from the AMAs empty-handed can
gain retribution when the Grammy Awards are handed out in New
York City on February 26.
Nominees for the AMAs were chosen based on radio airplay
and retail sales, and winners were then voted on by some
20,000 average American music buyers.
If you're keeping score at home, here's a complete list of
Favorite Male Artist - Eric Clapton
Favorite Female Artist - Alanis Morissette
Favorite Band, Duo, Group - Hootie and the Blowfish
Favorite Album - "Jagged Little Pill" (Alanis
Favorite New Artist - Jewel
Favorite Artist - The Smashing Pumpkins
Favorite Artist - 2Pac
Heavy Metal/Hard Rock
Favorite Artist - Metallica
Soul/Rhythm & Blues
Favorite Male Artist - Keith Sweat
Favorite Female Artist - Toni Braxton
Favorite Band, Duo, Group - New Edition
Favorite Album - "Secrets," Toni Braxton
Favorite New Artist - D'Angelo
Favorite Soundtrack - "Waiting to Exhale," Various
Favorite Artist - Whitney Houston
Favorite Male Artist - Garth Brooks
Favorite Female Artist - Shania Twain
Favorite Band, Duo, Group - Brooks & Dunn
Favorite Album - "Blue Clear Sky," George Strait
Favorite New Artist - LeAnn Rimes
Award of Merit - Little Richard
International Artist Award - the Bee Gees